oa Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - Paradigms within South African Criminology

Volume 6, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



Since Criminology was taught for the first time on tertiary level in 1949 at the University of Pretoria, it has strongly adhered to the principles of the positivistic paradigm. An important contributory factor was the inaugural address The deterministic viewpoint in Sociology by the late Professor G. Cronje, who studied Criminology under the guidance of W.A. Bonger.

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